The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England / South East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 109 87
Rank change year-on-year +6 -22  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 430 521 732
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.94% 2.82% 3.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.39% 8.99% 11.06%
Number of salaries quoted 365 458 610
Median salary £35,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +2.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +1.35% +2.77%  

Microsoft Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 4137 5796 6616
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.27% 31.38% 31.40%
Number of salaries quoted 3378 4693 5094
Median salary £44,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% +2.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,583 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South East.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South East over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +30 123 £42,500 -5.55% 6
Hampshire -29 94 £32,500 -13.33% 10
Kent +45 63 £33,750 +50.00% 6
Buckinghamshire +11 43 £33,500 -19.27% 5
Berkshire -32 41 £47,500 +11.76% 8
West Sussex +31 34 £34,000 -35.23% 2
Oxfordshire -2 26 £35,000 +11.11% 5
East Sussex +4 5 £30,000 -27.71%
Middlesex +5 4 £46,250 -7.50%
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 628 (78.01%) Microsoft
2 553 (68.70%) Windows
3 441 (54.78%) Active Directory
4 433 (53.79%) MCSE
5 320 (39.75%) Windows Server
6 289 (35.90%) VMware
7 272 (33.79%) SQL Server
8 220 (27.33%) MS Exchange
9 218 (27.08%) MCSA
10 216 (26.83%) ITIL
11 203 (25.22%) MCP
12 202 (25.09%) Office 365
13 193 (23.98%) Windows Server 2012
14 188 (23.35%) SQL
15 182 (22.61%) VMware Infrastructure
16 180 (22.36%) Cisco Certification
17 178 (22.11%) Microsoft Office
18 173 (21.49%) Windows Server 2008
19 168 (20.87%) Hyper-V
20 158 (19.63%) Cisco
21 153 (19.01%) CCNA
22 137 (17.02%) Citrix
23 132 (16.40%) WAN
24 131 (16.27%) LAN
25 128 (15.90%) .NET
26 127 (15.78%) Firewall
26 127 (15.78%) Degree
27 120 (14.91%) SharePoint
27 120 (14.91%) Microsoft Azure
28 118 (14.66%) Windows 7

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 220 (27.33%) MS Exchange
2 120 (14.91%) SharePoint
3 78 (9.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 63 (7.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 41 (5.09%) IIS
6 35 (4.35%) Skype for Business
7 30 (3.73%) BizTalk Server
8 29 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2007
9 28 (3.48%) SharePoint 2013
10 25 (3.11%) SharePoint Server
11 11 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
12 10 (1.24%) Apache
12 10 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2003
12 10 (1.24%) Tomcat
13 9 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
14 8 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.50%) IBM Notes
15 4 (0.50%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.50%) WebSphere
16 3 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 178 (22.11%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (4.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (2.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.24%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.37%) Siemens NX
6 2 (0.25%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.37%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.12%) BASE24
5 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 202 (25.09%) Office 365
2 120 (14.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (3.35%) PaaS
4 25 (3.11%) IaaS
5 23 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
6 22 (2.73%) SaaS
7 6 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.62%) iPaaS
9 3 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.37%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.12%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.12%) G Suite
11 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 132 (16.40%) WAN
2 131 (16.27%) LAN
3 127 (15.78%) Firewall
4 111 (13.79%) DNS
5 102 (12.67%) DHCP
6 92 (11.43%) TCP/IP
7 89 (11.06%) SAN
8 37 (4.60%) SMTP
9 36 (4.47%) Network Security
10 35 (4.35%) VoIP
11 33 (4.10%) Internet
12 27 (3.35%) VPN
13 26 (3.23%) NAS
14 25 (3.11%) Skype
15 20 (2.48%) Wi-Fi
15 20 (2.48%) Wireless
16 19 (2.36%) HTTP
17 18 (2.24%) Unified Communications
18 15 (1.86%) VLAN
19 14 (1.74%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (33.79%) SQL Server
2 93 (11.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 60 (7.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 56 (6.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 41 (5.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 36 (4.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 21 (2.61%) SQL Server 2005
8 19 (2.36%) MongoDB
9 17 (2.11%) SQL Server 2014
10 15 (1.86%) Relational Database
11 14 (1.74%) Power BI
12 10 (1.24%) Azure SQL Database
13 8 (0.99%) Crystal Reports
13 8 (0.99%) MySQL
14 7 (0.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 7 (0.87%) NoSQL
14 7 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (0.87%) Redis
15 6 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
16 5 (0.62%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 39 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (3.23%) Visual Studio
3 23 (2.86%) JIRA
4 11 (1.37%) WinDbg
5 5 (0.62%) Bitbucket
5 5 (0.62%) GitLab
5 5 (0.62%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.50%) MSI
7 3 (0.37%) Redmine
7 3 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.25%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.25%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.12%) NUnit
9 1 (0.12%) Subversion
9 1 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 74 (9.19%) Finance
2 24 (2.98%) Telecoms
3 15 (1.86%) Retail
4 13 (1.61%) Back Office
5 10 (1.24%) Legal
6 9 (1.12%) Banking
7 8 (0.99%) Advertising
8 7 (0.87%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.75%) Automotive
9 6 (0.75%) Games
10 5 (0.62%) Electronics
10 5 (0.62%) Local Government
11 4 (0.50%) French Language
11 4 (0.50%) German Language
11 4 (0.50%) Portuguese Language
11 4 (0.50%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.25%) Law
12 2 (0.25%) Marketing
12 2 (0.25%) Publishing
13 1 (0.12%) Military
Job Titles
1 134 (16.65%) Analyst
2 127 (15.78%) Support Engineer
3 100 (12.42%) Developer
4 95 (11.80%) IT Support
5 90 (11.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 66 (8.20%) Consultant
6 66 (8.20%) IT Engineer
7 65 (8.07%) Administrator
8 64 (7.95%) Support Analyst
9 57 (7.08%) Service Analyst
10 56 (6.96%) Service Desk Analyst
11 55 (6.83%) 2nd Line Support
12 45 (5.59%) IT Support Engineer
13 36 (4.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 36 (4.47%) IT Analyst
14 35 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
15 33 (4.10%) Applications Support
16 32 (3.98%) Desktop Support
17 31 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
17 31 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (15.90%) .NET
2 93 (11.55%) ASP.NET
3 89 (11.06%) CSS
4 77 (9.57%) HTML
5 61 (7.58%) AngularJS
6 57 (7.08%) Web Services
7 44 (5.47%) React
8 40 (4.97%) WCF
9 37 (4.60%) XML
10 36 (4.47%) KnockoutJS
11 32 (3.98%) ASP.NET MVC
12 28 (3.48%) Handlebars
12 28 (3.48%) JSON
12 28 (3.48%) REST
13 27 (3.35%) HTML5
14 24 (2.98%) .NET Framework
15 21 (2.61%) Node.js
16 19 (2.36%) jQuery
17 18 (2.24%) XSLT
18 15 (1.86%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 65 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
1 65 (8.07%) Computer Science
2 59 (7.33%) Data Centre
3 46 (5.71%) Driving Licence
4 43 (5.34%) Clustering
5 31 (3.85%) Replication
6 20 (2.48%) User Experience
7 19 (2.36%) Blackberry
8 15 (1.86%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.37%) Fat Client
9 11 (1.37%) Public Cloud
9 11 (1.37%) Thin Client
10 9 (1.12%) EMC VNX
11 7 (0.87%) Cyberthreat
11 7 (0.87%) Microsoft Licensing
12 6 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (0.75%) iPhone
13 5 (0.62%) PKI
13 5 (0.62%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 553 (68.70%) Windows
2 320 (39.75%) Windows Server
3 193 (23.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 173 (21.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 118 (14.66%) Windows 7
6 68 (8.45%) Linux
6 68 (8.45%) Windows 10
7 46 (5.71%) Windows 8
8 44 (5.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 25 (3.11%) Windows XP
10 16 (1.99%) Mac OS X
11 15 (1.86%) Android
11 15 (1.86%) CentOS
11 15 (1.86%) Ubuntu
12 10 (1.24%) Apple iOS
12 10 (1.24%) Unix
13 9 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.62%) SUSE
15 4 (0.50%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.50%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (26.83%) ITIL
2 88 (10.93%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (9.57%) High Availability
4 64 (7.95%) Performance Tuning
5 50 (6.21%) Migration
6 47 (5.84%) MVC
7 40 (4.97%) Software Engineering
8 36 (4.47%) Disaster Recovery
8 36 (4.47%) Time Management
9 34 (4.22%) Mentoring
10 33 (4.10%) ITIL V3
11 32 (3.98%) PRINCE2
12 29 (3.60%) Presales
13 28 (3.48%) Load Balancing
13 28 (3.48%) Service Delivery
14 27 (3.35%) Continuous Improvement
15 25 (3.11%) Business Intelligence
16 24 (2.98%) Service Management
17 23 (2.86%) Patch Management
17 23 (2.86%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 188 (23.35%) SQL
2 104 (12.92%) JavaScript
3 97 (12.05%) C#
4 96 (11.93%) PowerShell
5 33 (4.10%) Python
6 30 (3.73%) TypeScript
7 28 (3.48%) T-SQL
8 17 (2.11%) PHP
9 15 (1.86%) VBScript
10 14 (1.74%) ActionScript
10 14 (1.74%) ActionScript 2.0
11 13 (1.61%) Bash Shell
11 13 (1.61%) C
12 12 (1.49%) Perl
13 5 (0.62%) C++
13 5 (0.62%) Ruby
14 3 (0.37%) Korn
15 2 (0.25%) VBA
16 1 (0.12%) Java
16 1 (0.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 433 (53.79%) MCSE
2 218 (27.08%) MCSA
3 203 (25.22%) MCP
4 180 (22.36%) Cisco Certification
5 153 (19.01%) CCNA
6 127 (15.78%) Degree
7 115 (14.29%) MCITP
8 58 (7.20%) MCTS
9 55 (6.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 53 (6.58%) Computer Science Degree
11 47 (5.84%) Citrix Certification
12 44 (5.47%) Security Cleared
13 41 (5.09%) CCA
14 40 (4.97%) A+ Certification
15 38 (4.72%) MCDST
16 36 (4.47%) SC Cleared
17 26 (3.23%) CCNP
18 21 (2.61%) Network+ Certification
19 18 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
20 16 (1.99%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (7.95%) SLA
2 24 (2.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (2.86%) PCI DSS
4 11 (1.37%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.75%) GPG13
6 3 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.37%) QA
7 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 441 (54.78%) Active Directory
2 182 (22.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 168 (20.87%) Hyper-V
4 59 (7.33%) XenApp
5 40 (4.97%) vSphere
6 22 (2.73%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (2.11%) ISA Server
8 15 (1.86%) Terminal Services
9 12 (1.49%) Docker
10 10 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
11 9 (1.12%) MetaFrame
12 7 (0.87%) Samba
12 7 (0.87%) UAG
13 6 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
13 6 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
13 6 (0.75%) VMware Server
14 5 (0.62%) Forefront TMG
15 4 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 3 (0.37%) NFS
16 3 (0.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 77 (9.57%) SCCM
2 22 (2.73%) vCenter Server
3 19 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (1.86%) Puppet
5 14 (1.74%) Backup Exec
6 12 (1.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 8 (0.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 8 (0.99%) SCDPM
8 7 (0.87%) FortiGate
8 7 (0.87%) Nagios
8 7 (0.87%) Pingdom
8 7 (0.87%) WSUS
9 6 (0.75%) SCOM
10 5 (0.62%) Kubernetes
11 4 (0.50%) Ansible
11 4 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
11 4 (0.50%) HP SIM
11 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (0.50%) Sysprep
12 3 (0.37%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 628 (78.01%) Microsoft
2 289 (35.90%) VMware
3 158 (19.63%) Cisco
4 137 (17.02%) Citrix
5 87 (10.81%) HP
6 37 (4.60%) Dell
7 30 (3.73%) Veeam
8 21 (2.61%) Apple
8 21 (2.61%) CA
9 20 (2.48%) Oracle
10 19 (2.36%) EMC
11 18 (2.24%) NetApp
12 17 (2.11%) 3PAR
12 17 (2.11%) SAP
12 17 (2.11%) SonicWALL
13 15 (1.86%) Red Hat
13 15 (1.86%) SolarWinds
14 12 (1.49%) Aruba
14 12 (1.49%) Symantec
15 11 (1.37%) ServiceNow
Hampshire
Roc Search
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Thame, Oxfordshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £20k - 25k per year + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Maidstone, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Billingshurst, West Sussex
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £27,000 per annum Dependent on Experience + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Imperative People
Salary: £38000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Ashford, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45,000 + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £35k plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + on call allow+o/t
Posted: 2 days ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 35k plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Networkers
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cobham, Surrey
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £75k per year + Car allowance & Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Slough and Eton School
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum , fringe
Posted: 8 days ago
Folkestone, Kent
Saga Group Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Empiric
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lightfoot Solutions Group Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Alton, Hampshire
Treloars
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive salary, bonus and excellent benefits!
Posted: 20 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Foundation IT
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 27 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Foundation IT
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 27 days ago
South East
Capgemini
Posted: 15 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits + Car
Posted: 21 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Thames Valley Police
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum dep on skills, knowledge & exp + exc benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
E3D Online Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Generous Share Options
Posted: 26 days ago